Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.
It takes a certain ingenuous faith- but I have it -to believe that people who read and reflect more likely than not come to judge things with liberality and truth.
Peace is always beautiful.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.